The celebrity relationship rumor mill has churned out another juicy one today (April 20) with reports that teen sweethearts Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are taking their romance to the next level and shopping for engagement rings.
As expected, the rumor is just that. Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun told Us Weekly that the reports are “complete bulls—” and that the Biebs’ entire management team was very entertained by the fictional report. He said they were all “laughing” at the speculation.
So where did the rumor get started? Via a gossip item in the Chicago Sun-Times, which claimed that “several people close to the superstar couple” told the newspaper that they’re convinced an engagement announcement is in the very near future.
The story went on to say that Bieber, 18, and Gomez, 19, were spotted at a couple major jewelry stores eyeing pricey diamond rings.
The lovebirds have been dating for nearly a year and, despite the public scrutiny of their relationship, are a normal teenage couple who share a similar “dating philosophy,” according to Gomez. For Bieber, that philosophy includes honesty and patience.
“I don’t know if I’m even the best boyfriend,” Bieber recently admitted to MTV News during an interview on the set of the music video shoot for his latest single, “Boyfriend.” “But I can give a few suggestions. I think being honest and patient, because girls can be tough sometimes, so you just got to be patient. That’s two. Forgive, and have fun, because it’s about having fun. Last one? Be faithful.”